John A. Foerster

Associate

Chicago
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Overview

John Foerster concentrates his practice in the area of corporate immigration, working with employees from a wide range of industries. He manages complex and detailed cases for companies based in the U.S. and internationally.

John takes a pragmatic approach to these intricate matters, providing thoughtful guidance to the employers while serving as a practical advocate for the employees involved.

Select Experience

  • Experience handling complex H-1B, Blanket L-1, O-1, P-1 and PERM filings for employees, including technology specialists, in a wide range of industries.
  • Liaise with corporate contacts and employees to keep everyone up to date regarding case status and processing.
  • Successfully challenged denial decisions issued by USCIS through nunc pro tunc filings.
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Experience

  • Experience handling complex H-1B, Blanket L-1, O-1, P-1 and PERM filings for employees, including technology specialists, in a wide range of industries.
  • Liaise with corporate contacts and employees to keep everyone up to date regarding case status and processing.
  • Successfully challenged denial decisions issued by USCIS through nunc pro tunc filings.
  • Manage and prepare complex RFE responses for a variety of case types including H-1B and L-1 petitions.Provide strategic advice to multinational companies regarding immigration practices in current climate.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Pro Bono

  • Working with the National Immigrant Justice Center, provided representation for individuals seeking U.S. citizenship.

Services

Prior Positions

  • National Immigrant Justice Center: Litigation Intern (2015)

Admissions

  • Illinois

Education

  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 2016, cum laude; Notre Dame Journal of Legislation, Executive Article Editor; Fondazione Marcianum International Moot Court Competition Law and Religion, Venice, Italy, Notre Dame Team Member
  • B.A., Purdue University, 2013

Languages

  • Spanish